Michael K. Seck

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Overland Park, Kansas

About

Mr. Seck has litigation experience in Missouri, Kansas and Texas in the areas of construction, employment, civil rights, environmental, insurance, personal injury, product liability, governmental liability, transportation, and professional negligence law in state and federal courts. He has represented clients as a lobbyist before the Kansas legislature on issues involving interstate commerce.

AV® – Preeminent Rated.(AV® – Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

smt2 fax icon913-339-6187
Overland Park, Kansas

About

Mr. Seck has litigation experience in Missouri, Kansas and Texas in the areas of construction, employment, civil rights, environmental, insurance, personal injury, product liability, governmental liability, transportation, and professional negligence law in state and federal courts. He has represented clients as a lobbyist before the Kansas legislature on issues involving interstate commerce.

AV® – Preeminent Rated.(AV® – Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

About

Mr. Seck has litigation experience in Missouri, Kansas and Texas in the areas of construction, employment, civil rights, environmental, insurance, personal injury, product liability, governmental liability, transportation, and professional negligence law in state and federal courts. He has represented clients as a lobbyist before the Kansas legislature on issues involving interstate commerce.

AV® – Preeminent Rated.(AV® – Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Contact

smt2 fax icon913-339-6187
Overland Park, Kansas

Practice Areas

Education
  • University of Kansas, B.A. (1978)
  • University of Kansas, M.B.A. (1982)
  • University of Kansas, J.D. (1982)
Awards and Recognition
  • Listed in 2019 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® in America (2007- )
    • Civil Rights Law
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Litigation - Construction
    • Litigation - Labor & Employment
    • Litigation - Municipal
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Named Best Lawyers®' 2018 Kansas City-KS Litigation - Municipal "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named Best Lawyers®' 2017 Kansas City-KS Litigation - Labor & Employment "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named Best Lawyers®’ 2014 Kansas City-KS Litigation – Labor & Employment “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Named Best Lawyers®’ 2012 Kansas City-KS Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year”
Bar Admissions
  • Kansas (1982)
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas (1982)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (2002)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1982)
  • United States Supreme Court (2011)
Professional Affiliations
  • Defense Research Institute Government Liability Section (Lecturer, 1997, 1998) Transportation Section
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • International Association of Insurance Defense Counsel Trial Academy
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee (1996-2015)
  • Topeka Bar Association Board of Directors (1986-1988)
  • Kansas Bar Association Public Relations and Licensure Committees (1988-1990)
  • Washburn Law Institute Lecturer (1987)

Publications & Presentations

Hiring and Firing: Guidelines for Avoiding Liability and Litigation for Public Employers, a seminar presented for the City Attorney’s Association of Kansas, June 3, 2011.

Significant Cases in Kansas Municipal Law (Annual Update), a seminar presented for the Public Risk Management Association Annual Meeting, March 20, 2011.

Police Liability Claims in Kansas, a seminar presented for Kansas Risk Managers, January 17, 2011.

Significant Cases in Kansas Municipal Law (Annual Update), a seminar presented for the Kansas Public Risk Management Association Annual Meeting, May 2010.

Overview of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Municipal Liability, a seminar presented for Continental Western Group, February 2009.

Current Issues in Governmental Entity Litigation, a seminar presented to the Johnson County Bar Association Annual Meeting, February 8, 2008.

Police Liability Issues in Kansas, a seminar presented for Lorman Business Center, Inc., September 27, 2006.

Government Liability-Section 1983 Qualified Immunity, a seminar presented for the Johnson County City Attorney’s Association, July 2006.

Employment Law: Where the Americans with Disabilities Act and State Workers’ Compensations Laws Collide with the Employment-at-Will Doctrine, April 2006.

Current Issues in Litigation Involving Government Entities, a seminar presented for the Johnson County Bar Association, March 2006.

Government Liability-Defending Zoning and Land Use Claims, a seminar presented for the Johnson County Bar Association, May 2005.

Representing Clients in Mediation-a Defense Prospective, a seminar presented for the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, May 2003.

Common Issues Facing Local Government Lawyers, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2002.

Risk Management Best Practices in the Food Industry, Risk and Insurance Management Society National Conference, 2000.

Public Entities and Title II of the ADA, National Business Institute, 1997 To Pursue or Not Pursue: Changes in Police Pursuit Policy, International Municipal Lawyers Association, 1996.

Civil Rights Immunities Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Defense Research Institute, 1996.

Determining Economic Loss in Injury and Death Cases, Shepards-McGraw Hill, 1987, 1993 (co-author).